BJP calls for Kerala bandh after worker’s murder, demands CBI probe

BJP calls for Kerala bandh after worker’s murder, demands CBI probe

Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The BJP called for a protest shutdown in Kerala on Thursday and demanded a CBI probe after one of its activists was murdered on Wednesday allegedly by CPI-M members in Pinarayi village in Kannur district.

The BJP also accused the state’s Left Democratic Front government and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan of unleashing “political terrorism” in Kerala.

Condemning the murder of Remith, a 26-year-old driver, Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah alleged “political vendetta” was the reason for the attacks on party workers in the southern state.

“Murder of Remith in Pinarayi is disturbing. Attacks on BJP karyakartas (workers) in Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s home constituency is a matter of grave concern and smacks of political vendetta,” Shah said on Twitter.

The BJP President said Remith’s father Chavassery Uttaman was similarly killed in 2002.

“I strongly condemn this gruesome murder and call upon all leaders across the political spectrum and national and regional media to join in this condemnation as violence has no place in a democratic country,” Shah later said in a statement in Delhi.

“The repeated occurrence of political violence in Kannur district and in the native village of the Chief Minister clearly shows these are sponsored killings by the Marxist cadres with the Chief Minister’s active patronage,” he added.

Shah demanded that the investigation into the murder of Remith be expeditiously handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation by the Kerala government.

Remith was attacked in front of a petrol pump in Pinarayi, a police official said. The crime spot is near Chief Minister Vijayan’s house.

Remith’s murder followed the killing of 52-year-old CPI-M grassroots leader K. Mohanan, who was hacked to death by suspected Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh activists on Monday.

Both murders took place in Vijayan’s Dharmadom constituency.

BJP spokesperson G.V.L. Narsimha Rao accused the Chief Minister of patronising criminals.

“One can clearly make out that this is political terrorism unleashed by the LDF goons with the blessings and support of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. When the Chief Minister’s patronage is available to criminals, you can see the mayhem they can unleash,” he said in Delhi.

Rao said the ruling UDF led by the Communist Party of India-Marxist was unleashing terror on its political rivals as it was unnerved by the Bharatiya Janata Party’s rise in the state.

“Unnerved by the BJP’s rise as well as to divert attention from the corruption in Kerala, these attacks are being orchestrated,” Rao said.

“The state government has not only failed to preserve law and order but actively participated to wreck it. We demand the LDF government and the Chief Minister to immediately hand over the murder probe to the CBI,” the BJP spokesperson said.

The bandh announcement was made by state Bharatiya Janata Party President Kummanem Rajashekeran.

Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala called upon the CPI-M and the BJP to end the politics of murder.

“The situation in Kannur has turned worse and people are living in fear over the way the two parties are taking on each other,” Chennithala said. “The police appear to have lost control of the situation.”

Ever since the Left government assumed office in Kerala in May, four BJP and three CPI-M workers have been killed in Kannur district.

9 Comments

  1. A dozen youth from our own Kasaragodu did leave India to join ISIS. One has to wonder why our media filled with stenographers and certain political parties known for ‘vote bank’ are very reluctant to give coverage to this very threatening incident. Is it lack of intellectual honesty, sanaathana dhwesha or simply incompetence?

    Read this special article by Tufail Ahmed on threats in our own backyard!!
    http://www.newageislam.com/radical-islamism-and-jihad/the-roots-of-islamic-radicalisation-in-kerala/d/108722

  2. Apparently joker Praveena Pinto’s hotte uri towards Doddanna hasn’t gone away. Rejected visa still hurts, uh? Unlike stenographers in India, the US media doesn’t self-censor itself from discussing the roots of terrorism. Moreover, state and police don’t threaten people in the name of ‘hate speech’ when someone tries to have an open discussion on regressive ideologies causing so much terror in today’s world. Our stenographers are bullied and scared into silence. Otherwise, how do you explain a complete silence on all the Mangalooru vimaana nildaana incidents and recent ISIS events from next-door neighbor?

    • “Unlike stenographers in India the US media doesn’t self-censor itself from discussing roots of terrorism.” Namma Yumreeki Thyampe.

      Haaaaaahahaahhaha. HOW on EARTH can those Yumreeki Jokers cover “terrorism”? Get land for FREE.. USURP it……GET FREE slaves… BUILD roads by slave labor. Get anybody to wash those lard a….. You guys are the BIGGEST exporters of terrorism. Just remember Vietnam. See what is happening in the Middle East?

      Do the US stenos cover THAT? Ha… guess

      More jokes ya Rampa.. I love em.

  3. Where is BJP is taking ‘Skill India’?PM Modi is still saying “Mera Desh Badal Raha Hai… Aage Badh Raha Hai.”

    Political capital of army’s sacrifice to sangh parivar death,souls of dead became tool for political campaign.

    Jai Hind

  4. When I am talking about the failure of Indian stenographers, joker Pinto brings up slavery and Vietnam. What a genius!! He also probably doesn’t realize that it was US media who had the moral courage to go against military and ruling govt and publish some of the ‘unpopular’ stories and make changes in foreign policy. For example, the current president refuses to use the word ‘radical’ in connection to the peaceful. But, the media challenges it on daily basis giving plenty of space to those who question and expose the ‘peaceful’. Now, compare this to Indian stenographers who run and hide under the table if you ever bring up the topic of ‘cartoons’ or other radical views. See how silent are these stenographers on the latest discussion on common civil code!! The only people who are allowed to comment on this topic are unknowns from Bollywood who keep peddling the lies to deceive the entire nation. When will Joker Pinto understand this? Probably never!!!

    • ……and make changes in Phoreeeeennnnu Faaalicy”. – Namma yumreeki Rampe

      Lol. iraq….. Libya…. syria…. U joker. U for REAL?

  5. “Iraq….Libya…Syria….” goes on Joker Pinto

    Does the genius from Beef Club have any idea on vibrant, passionate debate that goes on here in US on all these topics? Unlike him and his stenographer friends in India, the ‘sensitive’ issues are not censored and banned from public discussion. Let alone ‘cartoons’, I haven’t seen a single guy who is willing to write about mangaluru vimaana nildaana cases and underlying connecting tissue!! For all the flaws and imperfection, US media would have covered similar incidents without any fear. Then again, how do you explain these things to someone whose only ‘foreign’ experience includes living in one of the most regressive societies in Arabian peninsula?

  6. ‘Does the genius from Beef Club have any idea on vibrant, passionate debate that goes on here in US (poor chap.. on all these topics? – Murudu Joker RampaNNA

    Really? IS that why you are so focused on some idiot’s “dappa meese” and somebody elses “white shirts” and your Kumpadhr’s 2,000 koti rupaiiii and that too in… err.. YOUR own words.. “3rd world country”? Lol….

    And oh, the “vibrancy” and “passion” SHOWN in all those inane “debates” shows in ALL those places (Iraq, Libya and Syria). See WHAT perfect models of democracy they have become!

    Wah Rampa, Wah!

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